Dave R.wrote a review of Danner Portland Select Mountain Trail Boot - Men's on March 20, 2016
Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs large
...because they look so damn good and I have to break too many hearts. Since I bought these it's like the streets are paved in phone numbers.
These Danner's are awesome and exactly the combination of function/fashion that I needed and had a hard time finding. They feel totally solid and seem very well made. The proportions are great.
The fit was somewhat of a challenge. It's pretty important that a decently thick set of socks is worn with these. It makes for a better ride. As for size, I wear an 11 in most shoes; maybe a 10.5. I had heard that these run large so I ordered a size 10 first so see how they fit. Too big! I was swimming in them! Returned them to get a 9.5 and they fit like Ace Ventura parks a car.
Laces. Let's talk for a minute about laces. Guys. The green, rope-like laced? Guys. They're ok. They don't look right proportionally. I think Danner hit the nail on the head with their fat, red laces on the Cascades. I did the only thing that made sense. I ordered the red laces for six clams and it all came together. I have a pic in here somewhere showing just that.
If I had to describe how I feel about them in one word, I guess it would be ILOVETHEM